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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's Senate leader has introduced a resolution to expel a senator accused of sexual misconduct as lawmakers prepare to debate punishment. Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza would become the first lawmaker expelled since 1905 if lawmakers decide to remove him on Thursday. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon introduced the expulsion resolution late Wednesday after lawmakers met for hours behind closed door to discuss potential punishment for Mendoza.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite created a brief light show over Southern California after blasting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Falcon 9 rose above coastal clouds into the dawn sky Thursday and arced southward over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. Southern Californians had been hoping for a repeat of the spectacle that occurred Dec. 22 when a Falcon 9 lifted off in twilight during exceptionally clear weather, triggering a social media storm.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Police say two students were arrested on suspicion of making unrelated threats at two Southern California high schools just miles (kilometers) apart. The arrests in Long Beach Wednesday came as Los Angeles County sheriff's officials announced the arrest of a 17-year-old student suspected of threatening to open fire at his school in nearby Whittier. The Press-Telegram says Long Beach police didn't provide specifics about the threats against Millikan High and Wilson High.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A California woman convicted of conspiring with her lover to kill her husband has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. A jury last year found Sabrina Limon guilty of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and other charges. The Bakersfield Californian reports a judge handed down the sentence Wednesday after denying a motion for a new trial. Robert Limon, a railroad worker, was found shot to death in 2014. Jonathan Hearn, with whom Sabrina Limon was having an affair, pulled the trigger.

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